Oculina virgosa Squires 1958 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Oculinidae

Full reference: D. F. Squires. 1958. The Cretaceous and Tertiary corals of New Zealand. New Zealand Geological Survey Paleontological Bulletin 29:1-107

Belongs to Oculina according to D. F. Squires 1958

Sister taxa: Oculina alabamensis, Oculina aldrichi, Oculina becki, Oculina conferta, Oculina diffusa, Oculina harrisi, Oculina hobleyi, Oculina nefrens, Oculina oamaruensis, Oculina olssoni, Oculina osiris, Oculina parvistella, Oculina robusta, Oculina sarasotana, Oculina singleyi, Oculina smithi, Oculina umbellata, Oculina valenciennesi, Oculina varicosa, Oculina wagneriana

Type specimen: Its type locality is N28, GS 1285 Coral Point, Kaipara, which is in an Altonian perireef or subreef limestone in New Zealand

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of New Zealand (1 collection)

• Miocene of New Zealand (11)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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